An entry in the P&O Board Minutes for 30th June 1848 records 'Mr. Nicholls sends 6 watercolour drawings of principal ports visited by the Company's steamers from Southampton to Ceylon in return for free passage granted to his wife in August 1846.'
Artist / Maker:
Andrew NICHOLL R.H.A.
P&O STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY
Watercolour and brown ink heightened with white on paper, on board